Partner of the Year Winners Honored at Fall Awards Event
The Greater Dayton Partners for the Environment recognized the five award winners at the annual dinner held at the new Heritage Hall at Miami County Park District’s Lost Creek Reserve in Troy on September 21, 2022.
Wright Memorial Public Library, located in Oakwood, was honored for its support of programs and events focused on environmental issues, and the installation of native plants in the library’s landscaping.
Douglas “Dusty” Hall, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his passionate dedication to water protection using broad collaborations.
Tom Allen, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his passionate dedication to the Mad River and groundwater protection.
Jennifer Wentzel, health commissioner of Dayton & Public Health Montgomery County, was recognized for her attention to resolve environmental contamination in local neighborhoods.
City of Fairborn, with the Sustainable Community of the Year, was chosen for the award for taking active steps to become a greener city and to preserve natural spaces.
The Partner of the Year Award celebrates organizations and people that work to protect, preserve, and restore the environmental and agricultural resources of the Great Miami River and Little Miami River watersheds.
“The awards dinner is an opportunity to honor those who have done exceptional work and have provided us with inspiration and leadership,” says Sarah Hippensteel Hall, co-chair of Partners for the Environment.
Each award photo below is linked to their nomination video.